#1   Report Post  
Old 13-08-2012, 04:18 AM posted to rec.ponds.moderated
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by GardenBanter: Mar 2007
Posts: 127
Default Tadpoles & algae

I have a 400 gal 'pond' for a waterhole for the critters on my
property. I can't keep the damn frogs from fornicating in it and
loading the pond with hundreds of tadpoles. With them comes nasty
pond scum (suspended algae). Anyone have an idea on how to control
the frogs and still have the water safe to drink for the animals,
dogs, & bees?

Pond is lined, with sand covering the liner to protect it from deer
hooves. No electricity nearby for an aerator. Bleaching, draining, &
refilling only gives a temporary fix. I'm suspecting frog slime
holding the eggs until they hatch is the likely cause.


  #2   Report Post  
Old 14-08-2012, 11:35 PM posted to rec.ponds.moderated
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by GardenBanter: May 2010
Posts: 104
Default Tadpoles & algae

On 8/12/2012 10:18 PM, Red wrote:
I have a 400 gal 'pond' for a waterhole for the critters on my
property. I can't keep the damn frogs from fornicating in it and
loading the pond with hundreds of tadpoles. With them comes nasty
pond scum (suspended algae). Anyone have an idea on how to control
the frogs and still have the water safe to drink for the animals,
dogs,& bees?

Pond is lined, with sand covering the liner to protect it from deer
hooves. No electricity nearby for an aerator. Bleaching, draining,&
refilling only gives a temporary fix. I'm suspecting frog slime
holding the eggs until they hatch is the likely cause.

Well, a "waterhole" will eventually stagnant it left alone. There are
some solar powered pumps out there you could try and rig up some simple
form of filtration. Seems to me that if the waterhole is close enough to
a water hose then it's within reach of an extension cord. I'm just
saying........

JB

  #3   Report Post  
Old 16-08-2012, 02:20 AM posted to rec.ponds.moderated
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by GardenBanter: Dec 2006
Posts: 880
Default Tadpoles & algae

The algae will eventually use up the nutrients, unless you have more added by the stock. Have you though of any floating plants? They would grab nutrients better than the algae yet they would not prevent your aminals from drinking.

  #4   Report Post  
Old 17-08-2012, 02:17 PM posted to rec.ponds.moderated
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by GardenBanter: Mar 2007
Posts: 127
Default Tadpoles & algae

On Aug 14, 5:35 pm, JB wrote:


Well, a "waterhole" will eventually stagnant it left alone. There are
some solar powered pumps out there you could try and rig up some simple
form of filtration.


I tried one of the floating ones from Harbor Freight and it was
worthless. Water leaked into the solar cell compartment within a week
or so.

Seems to me that if the waterhole is close enough to
a water hose then it's within reach of an extension cord. I'm just
saying........

I didn't say anything about a water hose. I haul water to the pond in
5 gal buckets, 8 per trip, in a lawn cart. Just saying...

  #5   Report Post  
Old 17-08-2012, 02:17 PM posted to rec.ponds.moderated
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by GardenBanter: Mar 2007
Posts: 127
Default Tadpoles & algae

On Aug 15, 8:20 pm, Phyllis and Jim wrote:
The algae will eventually use up the nutrients, unless you have more adde

d by the stock. Have you though of any floating plants? They would
grab nutrients better than the algae yet they would not prevent your aminal
s from drinking.

That was on my "possibility" list. Would the plants by themselves be
any benefit without having moving water? What type would you
recommend for a trial? The most common water plant in this area are
water lillies but they have very large leaves - or is that what I need?



  #6   Report Post  
Old 17-08-2012, 02:17 PM posted to rec.ponds.moderated
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by GardenBanter: Mar 2007
Posts: 127
Default Tadpoles & algae

On Aug 12, 10:18 pm, Red wrote:
I have a 400 gal 'pond' for a waterhole for the critters on my
property. I can't keep the damn frogs from fornicating in it and
loading the pond with hundreds of tadpoles. With them comes nasty
pond scum (suspended algae). Anyone have an idea on how to control
the frogs and still have the water safe to drink for the animals,
dogs, & bees?

Pond is lined, with sand covering the liner to protect it from deer
hooves. No electricity nearby for an aerator. Bleaching, draining,

&
refilling only gives a temporary fix. I'm suspecting frog slime
holding the eggs until they hatch is the likely cause.


Anyone have any experience with a product like this? www.OrganicPond.Com/M
uck-Reducer
If I understand their sales pitch it reduces the muck, which reduces
the nutrients, which reduces the algae. Sounds a whole lot like using
bacteria in a septic tank to keep the system alive.

  #7   Report Post  
Old 20-08-2012, 12:56 AM posted to rec.ponds.moderated
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by GardenBanter: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,503
Default Tadpoles & algae

On Fri, 17 Aug 2012 09:17:51 EDT, Red wrote:

On Aug 12, 10:18 pm, Red wrote:
I have a 400 gal 'pond' for a waterhole for the critters on my
property. I can't keep the damn frogs from fornicating in it and
loading the pond with hundreds of tadpoles. With them comes nasty
pond scum (suspended algae). Anyone have an idea on how to control
the frogs and still have the water safe to drink for the animals,
dogs, & bees?

Pond is lined, with sand covering the liner to protect it from deer
hooves. No electricity nearby for an aerator. Bleaching, draining,

&
refilling only gives a temporary fix. I'm suspecting frog slime
holding the eggs until they hatch is the likely cause.


Anyone have any experience with a product like this? www.OrganicPond.Com/M
uck-Reducer
If I understand their sales pitch it reduces the muck, which reduces
the nutrients, which reduces the algae. Sounds a whole lot like using
bacteria in a septic tank to keep the system alive.


The bacteria for septic tanks is anaerobic (not requiring oxygen) I
believe, and probably not that good... but if you're not worried about
aquatic life.... maybe okay.

Otherwise, if you want a bacteria/enzyme product I use BZT from
http://www.united-tech.com/products/products/kp.html (you have to click on
add to cart, then you'll see the price for 1/2 lb. It goes a long way, has
a long shelf life if kept inside protected from too cold too hot
conditions. It works best though in aerobic conditions.

Seems cows (assuming that's what you mean by stock animals) would eat any
aquatic plants?

Feel for you having to cart water. Had to do that to a stock tank in
winter, not fun at all. ~ jan
------------
Zone 7a, SE Washington State
Ponds: www.jjspond.us

  #8   Report Post  
Old 21-08-2012, 11:31 PM posted to rec.ponds.moderated
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by GardenBanter: May 2010
Posts: 104
Default Tadpoles & algae

On 8/17/2012 8:17 AM, Red wrote:
On Aug 15, 8:20 pm, Phyllis and wrote:
The algae will eventually use up the nutrients, unless you have more adde

d by the stock. Have you though of any floating plants? They would
grab nutrients better than the algae yet they would not prevent your aminal
s from drinking.

That was on my "possibility" list. Would the plants by themselves be
any benefit without having moving water? What type would you
recommend for a trial? The most common water plant in this area are
water lillies but they have very large leaves - or is that what I need?

It doesn't sound like you have the room for water lilies. Do you have
access to Water Lettuce? That's a good grower.



Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
blue green algae and black hair algae problem? simeseninjafish Freshwater Aquaria Plants 4 20-05-2004 02:08 PM
Algae free fish tank vs Algae fish tank -=Almazick=- Freshwater Aquaria Plants 3 23-10-2003 03:03 AM
Banned Herbicides &&&& Pesticides Christopher Norton United Kingdom 1 26-08-2003 07:42 AM
Algae Algae Algae -=Almazick=- Freshwater Aquaria Plants 16 23-08-2003 09:32 AM
string algae & fry/tadpoles? Gail Futoran Ponds 13 21-05-2003 06:20 AM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 05:30 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2017 GardenBanter.co.uk.
The comments are property of their posters.
 

About Us

"It's about Gardening"

 

Copyright © 2017